matchmycolor and PACKZ partner to offer a complete color matching and packaging solution

Companies offer seamless integration of best-of-class systems to build an exceptional packaging workflow

Freiburg, (PresseBox) - matchmycolor and PACKZ today announce that the companies have signed a partnership agreement to offer a seamless way to specify and manage brand colors within PACKZ packaging tools for their customers.

Both companies are technology leaders in the markets they serve, committed to delivering value-added solutions for their customers. They are healthy, successful companies with a range of small, medium and multi-national customers. Their expert R&D teams all listen to customer recommendations and market trends to provide innovative, best of class solutions in their areas of expertise:

PACKZ: Productivity tools for making designs print ready

PACKZ offers productivity tools to make designs print ready. PACKZ Software offers high performance editing and workflow tools based on native PDF to increase efficiency and communication in prepress for labels and packaging. Their customers are primarily brand service companies (PMAs), trade shops and printers.

matchmycolor: Color specification, monitoring and development of color recipes

matchmycolor provides state-of-the-art software tools to the color supply chain from design to supply of finished product. The company's tools enable the specification and management of brand color standards; the feasibility, development and accurate dispensing of color recipes; and color monitoring and reporting on the quality of goods produced. Matchmycolor tools are suitable for a wide range of applications from graphic arts, packaging, inks, cosmetics, paints, plastics, fibers and ceramics. matchmycolor has also developed plugins for high-end color management software solutions-for example, for GMG OpenColor-for packaging proofing and color separations, allowing seamless communication of color data.

The companies are working very closely to combine the color specification and management software into one, interconnected packaging solution. The objective is to offer a way to connect and integrate the packaging supply chain to provide secure and scalable productivity from the design desk to the final product. Beyond seamlessly working between each other, the companies will be providing the tools to integrate to other systems, such as, order entry, ERP, and MIS.

The solution offered by the companies will offer an open and flexible system where users can choose the components that best fit their requirements. Customers can invest in the software tools and functionality that is best suited for them. The companies offer what customers most require: improved productivity with faster time to market,

The companies will offer cohesive, interactive support, with an easy way to contact each other immediately. If there is a problem, there will be a proactive service program in place, offering an overlap of technical competence-and the ability to provide a direct contact for either of the two companies.

matchmycolor and PACKZ are currently building the technical connectivity and support processes. Further product announcements from the partnership are expected in the near future.

About matchmycolor

Developed for the graphic arts, cosmetics, paints, plastics, fibers and ceramic industries, matchmycolor Colibri® software has been built up over more than 40 years, backed by the combined experience of scientists, mathematicians, industry experts, colorimetry specialists and highly skilled software engineers. These key partners help to ensure that matchmycolor processes and workflows fit industry requirements. To further enhance precision and efficiency in global color management, matchmycolor partnerships with market leaders now connect all participants in the color supply chain, including brand owners, designers, printers and converters.

matchmycolor state-of-the-art software is a one-platform solution for cloud, enterprise environments and single-client installations. Colibri® features advanced multi-flux color calculation models and can easily be connected to a wide range of measurement devices, dosing equipment, third-party software as well as mobile applications. The system is designed to ensure consistently accurate and efficient color matching and communication no matter what the application.

matchmycolor was founded in 2009 following a management buyout of the Colibri® color management business from Ciba Specialty Chemicals, now part of BASF. It brings together a unique offering of IT services and color know-how, resulting in new, advanced software solutions for a wide range of industries.

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PACKZ Software GmbH

PACKZ offers productivity tools to make designs print ready. PACKZ Software contains a complete set of prepress-, editing- and quality assurance-functions, such as trapping, separation handling, barcode creation and recognition, dynamic creation of info panels, object based screening and many more. With its modern 64-bit architecture, running under OS-X and Windows, the native PDF-Editor ensures maximum performance and usability. For more information, please visit

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